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The modern day baseball cap came about in 1860. It was first worn by the Brooklyn Excelsiors and featured a rounded crown, a long peak, and a button top. The baseball cap was nicknamed the "Brooklyn Style" cap and quickly became one of the most popular hat styles in the world. The earliest caps had a floppy construction and during the 1940s latex rubber was added to the caps as a stiffening material, giving them a more structured look. The peak helped protect the player's eyes from the sun and the team's logo is typically embroidered onto the front of the cap. Baseball caps were traditionally made with a fitted shape however these days they can be found with adjustable backs made from Velcro, snaps, and various other adjustable closures.